As far as aesthetics are concerned, we take the the time to wash, wax and detail our trucks, SUVs and other vehicles to maintain their integrity and keep them looking sharp. While it’s great to keep everything looking nice, it’s also important to keep your vehicle’s inner workings protected from the corrosive effects of the elements. For top-notch protection and performance, the team here at Truck Works recommends undercoating your ride. Take a moment to learn more about the advantages of applying an undercoating to your vehicle below!

Advantages of an Undercoating

With an undercoating, you enjoy peace of mind that comes from knowing it:

  • Provides unmatched protection to vital under-body areas
  • Is resistant to chipping, peeling and cracking
  • Offers advanced protection from rust and corrosion
  • Is environmentally friendly and free of asbestos
  • Dampens road noise
  • Repels moisture, chemicals, sand, rocks and other debris
  • Stays flexible and tack free over the life of your vehicle

What is an Undercoating?

In a nutshell, an undercoating keeps your vehicle’s under-body safe from rust and corrosion by utilizing a flexible, tack-free and tough-polymer-based composition. In addition to to guarding against rust and corrosion, an undercoating is also specially engineered to help with dampening sound. Further, an undercoating will help to:

  • Keep vehicle interiors from accumulating dust
  • Minimize chassis and under-body noise
  • Enhance insulation

Undercoating Application

When it comes to applying an undercoating, a professional will spray this coating on the vehicle’s exposed chassis and under-body regions extending from the firewall to the rear. Areas not included in an undercoating application include exhaust, drive train and suspension components. An undercoating generally dries within 24 hours and completely cures within 72 hours—give or take depending on humidity and atmospheric temperatures.